The Truth needs to be told and understood so that the Reconciliation path can be walked

The Project

The Truth and Reconciliation Project is a means for both Indigenous people and Canadians to contemplate our divergent history, our contentious present, the potential of our future, and then summon the will and the resolve to change our relationship for the better.

The exhibition is structured as two connected shows, “Truth” and “Reconciliation”. They will be hosted by the Art Gallery of Bancroft in the summer/fall 2023.

The first show, “Truth”, will exclusively be Algonquin artists exploring the truth of our relationship with Canada.

The second show, “Reconciliation” will be non-Indigenous artists exploring what reconciliation really means, what it might look like, and what changes are required for it to work.

Art is extremely important to every culture.  Although art galleries across the Ontario and Canada have begun to highlight the significance of Indigenous arts, the Algonquins do not have a dedicated public establishment that profiles Algonquin artists. We see this exhibition as a first step in that direction.